Does Freemasonry teach a Luciferian Doctrine?

yahooanswersPossibly one of stupidest questions ever asked.  But wait!  There’s more.  The person who asked this question expanded greatly on it, and proudly displayed their ignorance of the fraternity for all to see (starting off with references to YouTube, no less!):

There’s many videos on Youtube and sites on the net that claim Freemasonry is involved with atrocious activities. I have heard accusations including everything from them being Satanists, Luciferians, drink goat’s blood, gangstalk victims, and are drug dealers. Most sources state that low level Freemasons are lead to believe that Freemasonry is actually about charity, and attaining higher morals of conduct towards humanity/society. Once higher levels are attained the initiate will be let in on other dealings, such as involvement with the “New World Order,” and “Luciferian Doctrines.”

You can search all day and night for a straight answer on this, but it seems the views conflict over and over again. Most Freemasons will claim they are all about charity work, and even say, “We take good men and make them even better,” or some other prepared rhetoric. Another line used, when questioned about the strict secrecy is, “We aren’t a secret society, but a society with secrets.” Which, is pretty much the same thing.

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Jul 25, 2013 - Masonry in the News    No Comments

Los Angeles Scottish Rite Building (Finally!) Sold

NoHollywoodMasonicTempleThe Scottish Rite Masonic Temple has been sold.  From the Los Angeles Times:

Bluejeans moguls Maurice and Paul Marciano have bought one of Los Angeles’ most notorious real estate white elephants, the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Boulevard, and they have plans to turn it into a private art museum.

The imposing marble-clad edifice, which has seen little use since 1994, will undergo a major renovation to house the Marcianos’ contemporary art collections. It will be operated for the most part as a private property, with occasional exhibitions open to the public.

There is plenty of room to work with — nearly 90,000 square feet — in the temple conceived by artist Millard Sheets, one of Southern California’s best-known designers.

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Putting philosophy into practice

ARGM_WBroSushilThe Hindu newspaper recently published an article about India’s Masonic heritage.  From the article:

Under the Regional Grand Master of Southern India for Freemasons, R.Sushil Raj, the organisation is going to hold its first ever public event.

MADURAI, June 27, 2013 –

Freemasons has been a society shrouded in mystery. For long, there had been many speculations of its history, members and their practices. But some of the world’s well-known personalities have also been freemasons.

An interesting revelation is that Swami Vivekananda was also a Freemason. He is said to have joined Masonry during his early life, as a youth. Though the fact is not a new discovery, it has not been much talked about either. However, an interesting event two months from now is going to celebrate for the first time the Swami’s connection with Freemasonry.

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Jun 17, 2013 - Famous Masons    No Comments

Michael Baigent (February 27, 1948 – June 17, 2013)

baigentMichael Baigent, best-selling author of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, former Freemasonry Today editor, and speculative theorist passed away last night.

Brother Christopher Hodapp, author of one of the best books on Freemasonry – Freemasons for Dummies, wrote that “Brother Baigent’s books literally changed the way the world thought, and was arguably responsible for Dan Brown’s success with the Da Vinci Code. His thought provoking works will be missed.”

Brother Baigent (February 27, 1948 – June 17, 2013) authored and co-authored a ton of of books that questioned the generally accepted perception we have of religion and history.  One of his best known works is as co-author with Richard Leigh of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.

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Jun 12, 2013 - Masonry in the News    No Comments

Paul Krekorian would like North Hollywood Masonic Temple to be Cultural Monument

NoHollywoodMasonicTempleNORTH HOLLYWOOD – The Masonic Temple in North Hollywood is up for consideration as the city’s newest cultural monument after Councilmember Paul Krekorian introduced a motion last week calling on officials to include the 64-year-old building in the city’s list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

From the Motion received June 11:

The Masonic Temple, built in 1949 at 5122 Tujunga Ave., is “one of the few remaining examples of Exotic Revival architecture with elements of Mayan Revival and exhibits high quality of design.”

You can read the entire motion HERE.

If you support including the Masonic Temple on the city’s registry of historic buildings, email Councilmember Paul Krekorian here: